ART + CULTURE

Art and culture from Florence, Italy, focusing on exhibitions, museums, artisans and more.

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Banca d’Italia: above and below the vaults

From a striking staircase to original parquet floors and frescoed ceilings, Florence's Bank of Italy is a cultural treasure trove.

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The charm of Cellerini

See behind the scenes at the Florentine showroom where bags, belts and leather accessories are handmade with love.

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Depository of the Florentine civic museums opens to the public

The Santa Maria Novella complex will become home to over 4,500 works normally hidden from public view.

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Keil Space: exploring Sam Keil and da Vinci connections

Renaissance art historian finds points of contact between Leonardo da Vinci and the Advanced Arts of Sam Keil.

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Celebrating the Florentine director at Fondazione Zeffirelli

The museum serves a hidden purpose in re-evaluating what defines the artistic history of Florence.

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Orsanmichele reopens with an impressive new museum setup

Major sculptures have been raised up on plinths for an impactful museum experience.

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Contemporary cultural salons

The tradition of literary and artistic collaboration live on.

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How a Florentine portraitist saw early 19th-century British India

The Florentine portrait painter and governess documented her journey.

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Violin makers Giovannetti & Schultz

Learn about the artistry and science behind being a "liutaio".

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‘Towards Modernity: Women in the Banca d’Italia’s Art Collection’ exhibition review

The former headquarters of Italy's national bank reveals some feminine secrets.

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Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio

A look at the fascinating life of the historical figure.

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Art collector Christian Levett donates a valuable Madonna and Child back to Palazzo Davanzati

Christian Levett decided to pledge the devotional piece after hearing a talk at The British Institute.

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New director of the Uffizi Galleries announced

Simone Verde moves from Parma's Pilotta.

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Nico Vascellari’s “Oltre” in the Sala d’Arme

Oltre is the final part in the trilogy of the Italian artist’s semester in Florence.

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Giovanni Stradano at the Palazzo Vecchio

"The Strangest and Most Beautiful Inventions in the World" runs until February 18.

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Pier Francesco Foschi at the Accademia Gallery

Over 40 works by the 16th-century artist are on display until March 10, 2024.

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New layout of the medals and Baroque rooms at the Bargello Museum

The spaces spotlight the Lorraine Medici medal collection, with Baroque sculptures showcased.

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The Tre Porte palace

Art Deco architecture and details make this landmark worth a visit.

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How to approach contemporary art buying in Florence

Private galleries are located all over Florence, welcoming people who may wish to purchase the works they find there.

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Artex: the bond between artistic crafts and Tuscany 

Artex, Centre for Artistic and Traditional Tuscan Crafts, has endeavoured to protect, develop, innovate and promote since 1987.

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Multi-sensory experiences at Keil Space reawaken advanced art

A 500-square meter environment by British artist Sam Keil.

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